Mao Zedong Quotes
Brief author info: Mao Zedong (1893-1976) Chairman of People's Republic of China. First chairman of People's Republic of China; revolutionary called the "Great Helmsman." Son of peasants; went to University of Peking (Beijeng) (1918); discovered works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Helped found Chinese Communist Party (CCP) (1921); set up "people's republic'1 (a soviet) in Jiangxi (southeastern China) (1931-1934); attacked by Chiang Kai-shek's forces; forced to undertake two-year "Long March" to Shaanxi province (northwestern China); during this time, elected CCP chairman (1935); from new base in Yanan, developed philosophy emphasizing reeducation and "rectification." Directed rural-based guerilla warfare to resist Japanese attacks (1937, 1945), and eventually to overthrow Chiang Kai-shek's nationalist government; founded People's Republic (1949); resigned chairmanship of republic (1959); remained chairman of CCP's Central Committee. Faced dwindling influence due to failure of the Great Leap Forward (1958-1960), an attempt to improve China industrially and agriculturally through use of huge communes; rebounded during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1969), a campaign against "revisionist forces," resulting in many deaths and political chaos; lost political clout in later years, when health deteriorated; famous for his "Little Red Book," also known as "The Sayings of Chairman Mao."
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The most important thing is to be strong. With strength, one can conquer others, and to conquer others gives one virtue.
Swollen in head, weak in legs; sharp in tongue, but empty in belly.
Some play the piano well and some badly and there is a great difference in the melodies they produce.
A single spark can start a prairie lire... . Our forces, although small at present, will grow rapidly.
Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party.
We are not only good at destroying the old world; we are also good at building the new.
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy
Be pupils of the masses as well as their teachers.
There may be thousands of principles of Marxism, but in the final analysis they can be summed up in one sentence: Rebellion is justified.
Many who have read Marxist books have become renegades from the revolution, whereas illiterate workers often grasp Marxism very well.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.
Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.